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"River's Untold Tale" -- Series

    Inspiration for this series comes from  the many opportunities I have to view the banks of lakes and rivers from my kayak.  Much of my time is spent exploring the way the moving water is shaping the banks, and looking below the water's surface to find the treasurers that lie beneath.  


"Hanging in the Balance" (2005)                     alternate view.jpg (25960 bytes)

Maple: Turned, carved, and pyrography                            Alternate view (bottom of bowl)

3 1/2" W x 9" L x 3 1/2" H                                                                      3 1/2" D 

Status: Available


becky3.jpg (27557 bytes) "Out on a Limb" (2006)                                       becky2.jpg (28046 bytes)

Oak Burl & Oregon Grape                                                                Alternate View

Turned, carved, and pyrography

3" L x 1" W x 1" H

Status: Sold, Private Collection 


entangled1.jpg (28930 bytes)  "Entangled" (2006)                       entangled2.jpg (28216 bytes)           entangled3.jpg (29040 bytes) 

Oak Burl and Boxwood                                                             Alternate Views

Turned and carved

4" L x 1 1/2" W x 1 1/4" H        Vessel Size: 1 1/4" D x 1" H

Status: Sold, Private Collection


In the Breeze.JPG (1388210 bytes)   "In the Breeze" (2007)

Oak Burl and Boxwood       

Turned, Carved & Bleached

4 1/2" L x 1 1/2" W X 1 1/2" H    Vessel Size 1 1/4" D x 1/2" H

Note: With the slightest breeze this piece will lightly spin on its base.

Status: Available


"A memory of last night's mesmerizing campfire, on the bank of the river, comes to life."

DawningEmber1.jpg (27037 bytes) "Dawn's Ember" (2006)                DawningEmber2.jpg (27904 bytes)           DawningEmber3.jpg (25482 bytes)

Ash and Boxwood                                                                      Alternate Views

Turned, carved, burnt and polished

5" L x 2 1/2" W x 3" H

Status: Available


"Unity" -- Series 

    These boxes were turned on the bias, and when gently rocked will allow the loose lid to tic-tock until it returns to its balanced resting position.


"First Unity" (2004)               On the Edge.JPG (1539395 bytes)    "On the Edge" (2007)

Thuya Burl, Boxwood: Lidded Box                           Big Leaf Maple Burl: Lided Box

Turned on the Bias                                                     Turned on the Bias

5" D x 2 1/2" H                                                            3 1/2" D x 1 3/4" H

Status: Sold, Private Collection                                Status: Sold, Private Collection


bias box1.jpg (27383 bytes) "Trilogy" (2005)                               bias box2.jpg (24371 bytes)

Maple: Lidded Box                                                            Alternate View (Box Bottom)

Turned on the Bias and Pyrography

3 1/2" D x 1 1/2" H

Status: Sold, Private Collection


" Growth" -- Series

    Observing  tree roots, reaching down into the river's flowing water, was the inspiration for this piece.


growth2.jpg (16941 bytes) "Growth" #1 (2004)

3 1/2" L x 1 1/4" H

Maple, Yellow Wood: Lidded Box

Turned, cut & reassembled, carved, and pyrography

Status: Sold, Private Collection


"Struttin"  -- Series

These  pieces were designed as a result of my woodturning club's Chapter Challenge, 

(which was to turn something from a 12" long  2" x 4")


Strutin1.jpg (24126 bytes) "Struttin"  #1 (2005)                     Strutin2.jpg (25572 bytes) "Struttin"  #2 (2005)

Pine                                                                                         Maple

4" W x 5" L x 6" H                                                                   5" W x 4" L x 5" H

Status: Available                                                   Status: Available


"Screwing Around"

screwing_around1.jpg (14544 bytes)  (2004)                                        screwing_around2.JPG (25712 bytes)

Assorted Boxes with Hand Chased Threads                       Alternate View

Status: Private Collection


3rd Axis in Motion.JPG (1641968 bytes)    "Third Axis in Motion"  (2007)

Maple & Cocobolo, Lidded Box

2" D x 3 1/2" H

Turned on 3 axis, with a hand-chased threaded  & eccentric finial

Status: Available



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Copyright 2006 Mark St.Leger